Will the Detroit Red Wings look into trading Gustav Nyquist
MLIVE.COM: Ansar Khan recently examined what the future might hold for Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist. Like Howard, Nyquist is slated to become a UFA next summer. He hasn’t blossomed into the 30-goal scorer he was projected to become earlier in his career.
Khan believes the Wings will use the first half of 2018-19 to evaluate Nyquist’s performance. “With several skilled forwards in the pipeline and the high cost of signing Nyquist, they might opt to move him before the 2019 NHL trade deadline,” said Khan. “He has a no-trade clause, but he would probably agree to waive it to join a playoff-contending team.”
Kevin Hayes could be traded by the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline
THE ATHLETIC: Shayna Goldman recently examined center Kevin Hayes’ future with the New York Rangers after he agreed to a one-year contract worth $5.175 million. He had sought a five-year deal worth $5.5-million per season, but the Rangers appeared reluctant to invest that long in a center who would be 31 when his contract ended, especially when they have promising young centers in their system.
Hayes is due to become a UFA next summer. While the Rangers can open contract talks on Jan. 1, Goldman said it’s unclear if either side wants an extension. With Hayes closing in on age 27 when the coming season ends, the club could be unwilling to invest a long-term deal into a possibly declining asset. While the Rangers could see how Hayes performs under a new coach and new teammates, it’s possible they could also explore moving him by the NHL trade deadline for either future assets or a player that can provide immediate help.
Sourced from: Spector’s Hockey